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Ariana Grande pays tribute to ex-boyfriend Mac Miller

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

has paid tribute to her ex-boyfriend Mac Miller, who died of an apparent overdose.

Miller, 26, whose real name was Malcolm James McCormick, was found unresponsive in his home in the neighbourhood on September 8. The cause of death has not yet been revealed.

In an post on Saturday, the 25-year-old shared her first words on Miller's death and said she is sorry as she could not save the "sweetest soul'' who was her "dearest friend".

"I adored you from the day I met you when I was nineteen, and I always will. I can't believe you aren't here anymore. I really can't wrap my head around it. I'm so mad, I'm so sad. I don't know what to do," wrote.

"You were my dearest friend. I'm so sorry I couldn't fix or take your pain away. I really wanted to. The kindest, sweetest soul with demons he never deserved. I hope you're okay now. Rest," she added.

also shared a video which shows the couple laughing together as he asks her to stop filming him when he is telling a story.

Miller had long suffered from substance abuse and was even vocal about it. In his deeply personal 2014 mixtape "Faces", the had addressed his drug addiction.

Miller went through a well-publicised break-up with Grande earlier this year.

After his death, Grande had shared a black-and-white photograph in tribute to Miller, but Saturday's post is the first time she has commented on his death.

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First Published: Sat, September 15 2018. 11:50 IST